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gas·works

 (găs′wûrks′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
A factory where gas for heating and lighting is produced. Also called gashouse.

gasworks

(ˈɡæsˌwɜːks)
n
(Chemical Engineering) (functioning as singular) a plant in which gas, esp coal gas, is made

gas•works

(ˈgæsˌwɜrks)

n., pl. -works. (used with a sing. v.)
a plant where heating and illuminating gas is manufactured and piped to consumers. Also called gashouse.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gasworks - the workplace where coal gas is manufactured
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations
مصنَع الغاز
plynárna
gasværk
gázmûvek
gasveita
plynáreň
gazhane

gasworks

[ˈgæswɜːks] NSING or NPLfábrica f de gas

gasworks

[ˈgæswɜːrks] nusine f à gaz

gasworks

n sing or plGaswerk nt

gasworks

[ˈgæsˌwɜːks] nsg or nplimpianto di produzione del gas

gas

(gӕs) noun
1. a substance like air. Oxygen is a gas.
2. any gas which is used for heating, cooking etc.
3. a gas which is used by dentists as an anaesthetic.
4. a poisonous or irritating gas used in war etc. The police used tear gas to control the riot.
verbpast tense, past participle gassed
to poison or kill (a person or animal) with gas. He was gassed during World War I.
gaseous (ˈgӕsiəs) adjective
of or like (a) gas. a gaseous substance.
ˈgassy adjective
full of gas. gassy lemonade.
ˈgassiness noun
gas chamber
a room in which people are killed by means of gas. Many people were sent to the gas chamber in World War II.
gas mask
something which is used to cover the face to prevent a person breathing poisonous gas.
gas meter
an instrument which measures the amount of gas which is used.
gasoline, gasolene (ˈgӕsəliːn) noun
(American. also gas) petrol.
gas station
(American) a petrol station.
ˈgasworks noun singular
a place where gas is made. The gasworks is rather an ugly building.
References in classic literature ?
That was near the bridge that crosses the canal by the gasworks.
There was a noise of business from the gasworks, and the electric lamps were all alight.
Yet for all its effect on Dudley Pickering it might have been a gasworks.
But the gasworks were never forgotten, and when Lady Brandon mentioned, as a piece of delightful news, that she had found out their old school companion, and had asked her to join them, Gertrude was not quite pleased.
Coventry's famous gasworks feature in the book with an image of Hugh Gaitskell with the Lord Mayor, WH Malcolm at the Gasworks with gas holder behind in 1948.
They are now set to resist efforts to build the commercial development in the Gasworks area next to the Market district in South Belfast.
The plan will see the overall parking capacity more than double from the current 979 spaces - mostly through the purchase of a plot in Gasworks Street.
Dad worked at Nechells gasworks in the late 1950s to 1962, and then again from 1963 to 1967," she says.
People are being encouraged to bring and share their stories and photographs of Grange Gardens, the Ferry Road gasworks and Grangetown more widely.
Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis keeps a sample of the coal tar in a jar on his desk at City Hall, "In this whole area, we have evidence of coal tar contamination from the old gasworks site.
An Ayrton Senna is payable every time a rising star - let's call him Shuggie McGlumpher - catches the eye of a senior club who can legitimately offer him a pro youth deal when he's still signed to Gasworks United.